Posted on: July 12, 2011 Posted by: Cole Ruth Comments: 0

Today flew by. Apparently there were squalls all night. The lakes are known for these kind of rapidly changing conditions. We were close hauled on a starboard tack, so I was tipped in my bunk, wedged in to keep from rolling out. It’s amazing how you end up using your muscles in your sleep. I woke up sore in the morning.

As I was setting the table for breakfast, we went from a flat steady state to being heeled over in a matter of seconds. I scrambled up the steps to the galley only to see my life – or at least the fate of my legs – flash before my eyes. I had not secured the drawer with all the pans in it. I often keep that cabinet open so I have easy access to the flour and sugar and such. The drawer must weight over 150 pounds, with all that cast iron and ceramic cookware in it. I stood on the other side of the galley, watching it slide out – and then stop. Thank god the boat designers thought to put a lock on the back.

Monday’s Menu
Spiced bread pudding
Hot dog buffet with sauerkraut, chili, grated cheddar cheese, caramelized onions and raw onions, pickle relish, mayo, ketchup and mustard
Mac-n-cheese (with white and yellow cheddar)
Ham, basted in the sauce it comes with
Twice-baked potatoes (thanks to Harrison’s mom, I had the Enchanted Broccoli Forrest on hand to look up the recipe when we had no cell coverage!)
Tapioca pudding with berries (also thanks to Harrison’s mom, I took these out of the freezer!)